Press Release of the 29th International Exhibition for Furniture, Fittings and Upholstery Mebel 2017

13 / 11 / 2017

Mebel 2017 is the main event of the furniture market in Russia and Eastern Europe. Every autumn Expocentre brings together leading global manufacturers and suppliers of furniture and fittings, representatives of related sectors and trade organizations, corporate buyers, architects and interior designers. The trade show participants demonstrate new collections and best furniture, effectively network and develop their business. Mebel features a wide range of residential and office furniture at different prices as well as furniture fittings, components, covering materials, interior items and accessories.

Dates: 20 - 24 November 2017

Venue: Pavilions No.1, 2, 3, 7, 8 and Forum of Expocentre Fairgrounds, Moscow

Organized by Expocentre AO

Supported by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, Russian Export Center AO, the Union of Architects of Russia

Assisted by the Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia, the Union of Timber Manufacturers and Exporters of Russia

Auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Sponsored by Shatura AO

Logos: UFI, RUEF. Russia's best trade show in the category "Furniture for home and office, interior design, household items" in the nominations "Exhibition space", "Professional interest", "International recognition", and "Market coverage"

Exhibition area: 78,000 sq m

Exhibitors: 767 companies including 630 Russian companies  

Countries: 28 in total: Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri-Lanka, Switzerland, Turkey, Vietnam, and USA.

Total attendance: 40,000+ professional visitors

International pavilions: Germany, South Korea

Mebel salons: 

  • Style - Furniture made in Russia (Pavilion No.1)
  • InterStyle - Classic and contemporary furniture from across the world (Pavilion No.2, Hall 1)
  • Comfort - Residential upholstered furniture, upholstery (Pavilion No.2, Hall 2)
  • Components - Components and fittings for furniture production. Equipment (Pavilions No.3 and 7)
  • Kitchen - Kitchen furniture. Household appliances. Tables, chairs (Forum Pavilion)
  • Office - Office and commercial furniture (Pavilion No.8, Hall 3)
  • Dream - Mattresses and bedroom furniture (Pavilion No.8, Halls 1,2)
  • Decor - Furniture and interior dcor items (Pavilion No.2, Hall 3; Pavilion No.8, Hall 2)

Participating companies include  Blum, Grass GmbH (Austria), Gomeldrev, Molodechnomebel, Pinskdrev (Belarus), Bekaert Textiles N.V. (Belgium), Keoma, Jago, Harem (Italy), Hettich, Impress Surfaces, Hansa, Graude (Germany), Cilek, Karebant (Turkey), Gamet, GTV (Poland), etc. Newcomers: Ich Van, Lien (Vietnam), Everad Adhesives Sas (France), Yavid, Geosideal, Postavy Furniture Center, Savlukov Mebel, Timberland (Belarus), Damasko, Beyond (Turkey), Cambria (USA), Swiss Abrasives (Switzerland), Decora Group (Armenia), Korea Federation of Furniture Industry Cooperation (South Korea), DK Project (Denmark), Vinylpex (Poland), etc.

Russian companies: Almaz, Ufamebel, Angstrem, Miassmobili, Anderssen, First Furniture Factory, Atlas-Lux, Lorena Kuhni, Norkpalm, Haefele Rus, Kedr Manufacturing Company Group, MDM-Complect, Makmart, Boyard, Ametist, etc. Russian newcomers: Imperial, Kedr-Fasady, First Factory of Facades, Arbor Nova, Intervesp, Prime Material, Smart-T, LEX, Fortuna, LART Furniture Factory, Cinno Cillini, Misty, OLSS, Muromskie Mastera, Viza Furniture Factory, 2MK,  Mebelnaya Industriya, Azbuka Tekhnologiy, Interstroyvent, Lux-Mebel, Kvelle Mobili, Samson-Opt, Statica-MSC, Soprano, Sonum, Relax, Emelyanov and Sons Manufacture, etc.

Show Highlights

Salon of Furniture Franchises offers collaboration in the format of ready-made businesses. The Salon features seminars on developing partner business, advice on building and buying franchises, presentation of franchise models of different companies. The Salon is organized by Expocentre AO and Mebelny Biznes (Furniture Business) magazine.

Design Tours. Experienced interior decorators and CEOs of design studios will make tours around the show turning the attendees attention to the latest products, ideas and solutions useful for choosing kitchens, bedrooms and children rooms.

Design Hour organized by Expocentre AO, Advertising Agency Archdialog, the Union of Designers and Architects, Trendsquire. Recognized experts will hold master classes and seminars and tell about global trends in 2017-2018 interior design, colour combination, design techniques, etc.

Expocentre for Counterfeit-Free Exhibitions project is aimed at minimizing counterfeit products showcased at exhibitions. One can get expert consultations and clarifications regarding intellectual rights. 

Key Supporting Events

Round table discussion on Russian Furniture: Development and Export Prospects organized by Expocentre AO, the Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia, Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade

Day of Russian Furniture Design features seminars for technologists and furniture designers with participation of recognized experts in furniture production. Key topics for discussion are "Intellectual import substitution. Design as an instrument for successful development of furniture business".

15th Forum of Directors "Furniture as a Business" organized by Imperia, Expocentre AO. The Mebel participants and visitors will learn about furniture industry analytics and get practical knowledge on business development in the current economic environment.

Purchasing Centre for Retail Chains, an important event for those interested in negotiations with purchasers and suppliers from leading dealerships, furniture salons, factories and retailers.

Round table discussion on Export as an Important Tool to Develop Furniture and Woodworking Industries of Russia organized Russian Export Center AO and the Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia

Presidential Council of the Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia organized by the Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia

Presentation and consultation on Graphical Configurator and Management System for Leading Factory INDUSTRY 4.0 organized by InnovaItalia, etc.


WorldSkills Russia Competition first organized by WorldSkills Russia. Young people will compete in two skill competitions: Cabinetmaking and Restoration

Award Ceremony for the Winners in the 12th Russian Competition for the RUSSIAN CABRIOLE National Award and Award Ceremony for the Winners in the Elimination Round of the 13th Russian Competition for the RUSSIAN CABRIOLE National Award organized by the Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia, Expocentre AO, the Union of Designers of Russia, NP Furniture. Design. Russia, the Furniture Industry Art and Technical Council; supported by the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade

Award ceremony for the winners in the 12th International Competition for Quality Goods in the nominations For the Best Consumer Properties and For Successful Promotion of Quality Goods organized by Soyuzexpertiza ANO of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Expocentre AO

Award Ceremony for the Winners in Ecological Rating of Manufacturers and Sellers of Furniture, Flooring and Interior Doors - Good Wood 2017 organized by FSC Russia, Expocentre AO, WWF Russia, the Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia, NP National Environmental Standards and Ratings Bureau

Award Ceremony for the Winners in the ARTLIGA Industrial Design Competition 2017 organized by Ametist, Via Ferrata, Expocentre AO

More on supporting events please go here.

Welcome addresses

"Mebel 2017 is a prestigious event demonstrating potential of the Russian furniture industry. The high international standing of the trade show is proven by support and participation of many foreign furniture manufacturers which use Mebel as a tool to develop their business in Russia.

The exhibition plays host to meetings for domestic and foreign businessmen, specialists from related industries, and research centres, and informs businessmen of the latest scientific and technical products, design solutions, and market trends".

Viktor Evtukhov, State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia  

"State programs addressing the provision of Russian citizens with affordable and comfortable homes and the increasing demand of Russians for furniture demonstrate the relevance of this trade show".

Maxim Fateev, Vice-President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

"The presence of Russian enterprises at the furniture exhibition hosted by Expocentre, the country's biggest and most prestigious furniture forum, grows year upon year. This trend demonstrates the general level of the Russian furniture industry's development: this year, the share of locally made furniture on the Russian market topped 60%. There is every prerequisite for its further growth".

Aleksandr Shestakov, President of Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia, Member of the Timber Industry Development Council under the Russian Government

The trade show will be open on November, 20-23 from 10.00 to 18.00, on November, 24 from 10.00 to 16.00.

The opening ceremony will be held on November, 20 at 13.00 in Pavilion No.1.

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